Where there was hope that there would be "peace in our time" as one pundit put it, like the plans of mice and men it was dashed to the rocks from the moment that the Karatolians launched an unprovoked attack on Edwards Naval Base.
The Defence Minister still smelled of soot and worryingly, blood when he gave the report to the President.
And it was bad.
The Navy was outright crippled from that strike, leaving the nation vulnerable to a naval invasion from the enemy.
But if the commies expected the Havenites to roll over and die, they were mistaken.
Cold rage filled every pore and being of men, women, and children in response to this dastardly attack. Workers pledged triple shifts at same pay in the factories. Businessmen and rich people pledged their funds, influences, and connections without catches, their only condition was to win the war and pay the price.
Celebrities and social media giants made propaganda pieces with all their hearts, and The Haven People's Worker Society loudly condemned the attack and quietly informed the government that they were willing to help in anti-subversion activities alongside the nation's intelligence services.
Perhaps the most profound effect were the lines covering entire city blocks to the nearest recruitment centers, or how quickly the industry moved into a war footing immediately.
And all political parties, government officials, and ministries were solidly behind the war effort. This unity was never seen as before as everyine had one goal in mind:
Make the Karatolians pay.
The Federation of Haven was going to war.
At this time, due to the recovery of the nation after the devastating war with British Empire, the Galactic Socialist Imperium is now unavailable for another great war. The Imperium will need to recover its clone units, order and economy before starting any other military action.
However, the Grossvietnamese now still has the Penal Legion in hand and a military aid has been sent to the Karatolian-Advenran troops when 5 Penal Legion divisions and rifles of the 1A85 laser rifles, 500k guns per version to the Karatol-Advenra. The Penal Legion can conduct some terror acts to demoralize the Federation and the laser rifles will help the ally to keep superiority